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Payments to suppliers over £500

The Local government transparency code 2015 makes it mandatory for local authorities to publish expenditure data as follows:

  • expenditure exceeding £500 (Not included are expenses received by officers and members in the course of their duties)
  • government procurement card transactions (no lower limit)
  • at least quarterly; and
  • no later than one month after the quarter to which the data and information is applicable

For each individual item of expenditure, the following information must be published:

  • date the expenditure was incurred
  • local authority department which incurred the expenditure beneficiary
  • summary of the purpose of the expenditure amount
  • Value Added Tax (VAT) that cannot be recovered and merchant category

Publication of these lists forms part of the authority's commitment to be open and transparent with our residents.

Requests for more information on items detailed within these reports will be responded to as a Freedom of Information request.

Please contact the Finance Team for further information about the publishing of this data.